Walter de Paduwa
Walter de Paduwa was active in the Belgian rock scene of the early 1970s, forming the band T.U.S.H. in 1976 with Dany Lademacher and Charles Deraedemaecker (Charlie Maker) of the classic Brussels group Klepto. The band was originally named Toxic Cow-Dung, then Squeeze, and was to be renamed Tush after the ZZ Top song of that name, but on their album We're Just Boys (September 1977) the recording company (EMI) put full-stops between each letter creating the name that stuck as T.U.S.H. The album had limited success though the December 1977 single No No No was belatedly rediscovered as an example of classic glam-punk.
Walter de Paduwa's show 'Doctor Boogie' features up-beat blues, boogie and zydeco music and has aired weekly for almost 20 years, starting in 1994 on Belgium's RTBF Radio 21 and its successor station Classic 21. De Paduwa also presents Cool Cats, a late night show featuring mainly rockabilly music. De Paduwa has a penchant for playing rare vinyl recordings from his extensive personal collection. In conjunction with his shows, several 'Dr Boogie' compilation albums have been released celebrating these genres of music.
Canned Heat Historian
For decades, De Paduwa has been a unique supporter of the American Woodstock-renowned Boogie band Canned Heat and to this day he starts every edition of his Doctor Boogie radio show with a Canned Heat song. Long standing Canned Heat drummer Fito de la Parra described de Paduwa as a total blues and boogie freak and noted that de Paduwa had turned his home in Belgium into a museum for Canned Heat. I never knew a guy like that would exist. I've met fans who collect passes or records or pictures -- maybe they covered one wall in their house with Canned Heat material. With this guy, it's been a complete obsession.. The band thereupon appointed him as their unofficial historian, de la Parra giving de Paduwa many of the old tapes that he had lying around his Los Angeles garage that had been destined to be thrown away. De Paduwa and de la Parra thereupon issued CD archives known as Canned Heat The Boogie House Tapes in three volumes (named after de Paduwa's house museum) and Rarities from the Bob Hite Vaults, in honour of the band's original singer Bob 'The Bear' Hite.
- T.U.S.H. single No No No
- (French) Classic 21 web site
- (French) Walter de Paduwa's self introduction on RTBF
- TUSH and Klepto
- No No No
- Dr Boogie Website
- Walter de Paduwa's on RTBF
- Cool Cats website
- Dr Boogie Compilations
- Interview with Fito de la Parra (of Canned Heat)
- Fito de la Parra remembers With tears in his eyes, he begged me to give him all the old tapes. Finally I gave them to him, because I never thought I would have the time or the dedication to listen to all that. He did
- Canned Heat Official Site
- 29/11/2013 Dr Boogie at 5'31"
- Sara de Paduwa on RTBF TV
- Video portrait of Sara de Paduwa's typical day at Vivacité